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    Re: Queensburgh Camping

    Hi Heinz,
    We are popping in to TO Strand in May 2020 - booked and paid.

    Thinking of doing 2-3 days there.

    Thanks for the info, will see closer to the date.
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    Not nice, we used to camp there.
    Ablutions was old but acceptable.

    Place otherwise fine

    Last time we were there, Feb 2016
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    This issue has caught a few people out, myself included.
    The Rangers battery was a bit old and one cold morning required a jump start from a GWM ^-^
    This has not been forgotten by a certain crowd....
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    Re: Queensburgh Camping

    Used to be a nice place.
    Our parents stayed there quite often when they came down to KZN.

    Have not been there in 5-7 years.
    Heard some bad and good stories about it specially in the last 2 years...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    My home grown battery pack

    BH Red - input from alternator
    BH Grey - load to fridge
    BH Blue - solar input

    Then 2 x USB, 1 x cigarette and 1 x Hella output

    Circute breaker at bottom as main...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    We have a SnoMaster 65 L dual that resides sort of permanently in the Ranger.
    Got a home grown battery box in the Ranger with solar controller, Victron charger and NL solenoid.
    Ranger is parked off...
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    Re: Water requirements for wild camping

    We carry 100L water in the BL Kewer water tank with a gas shower.
    Use approx 3-5L per person for shower and dishes

    For drinking water and food 2-4 L per person per day.
    We have 6 x 5 L bottles...
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    Re: Accessories worth it, or a money pit

    Just a bad money pit >:D.

    For me the minimum is done:-
    Fridge tray
    NL solenoid
    Canopy and dust proof system
    Recovery points or front bumper

    2.4 D Toy had lift, bull bar, more power and the...
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    Re: Lorry / Car accident

    Things which I have noticed when driving.
    A truck takes a longtime to stop, you have tons pushing when you hit the brakes.
    When in traffic and you cannot see anything in your mirrors you might have...
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    Re: Trailer padlocks

    I have seen this happen to the ching discus locks, the steel over the barrel is very thin.
    Once you chip this away the barrel pops out.
    The Ford Knox ones I bought many years ago seems to have a...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    We have two SnoMasters, 40L and 65L dual.
    The 40 L is in the BL Kewer and the 65L lives in the bakkie or in the Braai kamer for ice and drinks.
    Both run 24 x7 with no issues connected to 12 and 220...
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    Re: Trailer padlocks

    I went and bought a box of discus (moon) locks all keyed alike
    (10 per box and there are a few brand names on the market, some cheap others you need a lot of money).
    They are VERY PRICEY !!!...
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    Re: Reversing a trailer ??

    Grew up on a small farm on Houtkop and at 14/15 years could revers the two wheel trailer into small places.

    Doing it with a 4 wheel trailer was a difficult one and by the time I got my licence it...
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    Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Our 3.2 Ranger on 140 000 km is averaging 10.6L/100km over the distance, that includes 4x4 and towing the BL - Kewer (Echo 4 before that).

    Other way around is 9.4 Km/L ;D

    Prefer L/km, just...
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    Re: K100 Flying Brick

    Would not mind having one on my lot, but the blonds in my live will kill me for sure.
    After the last hard grounding issue, 2 wheels became part of my history.:-[
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    Poll: Re: Bush Rash What do you do?

    I just ride with the scratches, some has good stories to tell.
    Dents I have repaired.

    Over a 177 000 km you get a lot of scratches and a few dents.
    Current vehicle has 140 000 km on and a bit...
  17. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Now that looks professional, well done.
    Like the colour scheme, good choice.

    Just some advise (if you did not get enough yet) ;D

    Check your tow ball weight with all the stuff in front.
    Made...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Nossop Eco trail - Augustus 2018
    Will post more from prior years in the near future
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    Re: Have trailer manufacturers lost the plot?

    You can add the basic Echo 4 to the list.
    We had one and build it up over 3-4 years.
    Ended with solar panel, 2 x batteries, power panel, drawers, kitchen, extra awnings, the whole works.
    Total...
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    Re: Fridge Confusion

    We had a 70 L SnoMaster dual, it was abused, dropped, banged you name it (the outside looked bad, had dents and a hole in it) .
    Travel 44 000 km on real bad roads before it started acting up. Big...
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    Alu welding is a pain at it best, done a few myself and got the T-shirt.
    Had the experience that Henk describes a few times, learned the hard way.
    Would have done it differently
    Cut the sides at a...
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    Re: Brad Harrison/Anderson etc plugs/connectors

    Green I have seen some time ago, last 15 years not seen any more.

    I use the above colour coding.

    My personal experience;
    Used Grey BH and it cost me a battery, plugged into the wrong place and...
  23. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Ons yskas staan los maar ek het twee plekke om hom mee vas te maak op die laai.
    Ek het twee kassies gemaak, een agter die 40L yskas vir skinkborde en "platdruk" bakke.
    Ander langs die yskas waar in...
  24. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Wat ek op my Echo 4 gedoen het en die Kewer sal ook daar uitkom oor 4 jaar dan koop ek 17" swart 0 offset rims vir hom ook.

    Selfde rim grootte en band grootte gebruik.
    Dit laat my toe om die...
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    Re: Using a trailer or not

    We did a few years/km with a Echo 4 and found it very comfortable, till some medical issue started cropping up.
    Then early 2017 we made a final decision to go caravan type thing, today after approx...
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    Re: Using a trailer or not

    All the reasons why we upgraded 17 months ago to a off road caravan - Bush Lapa Kewer. ;D;D
  27. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Our experience in some of the better camps is that 12V comes in handy when 220V just runs off to no where.
    It happens due to load shedding, problems in the camp or some guy who uses two outlets as...
  28. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Nice, put the corner you cut off on the bed frame and secure.
    Really start to look good, cant wait for the finished product
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    Re: Help Needed with Municipal Account

    eThekweni has a few solutions other municipalities don't have, have worked there for 22 years on the COINS and RMS systems.

    Not all have the same thing.
    Shop around, ask your insurer and get...
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    Re: Help Needed with Municipal Account

    Air passing the meter does make it spin 20x faster than water.
    We have the experience in Nylstroom.
    You install a air valve before the meter (cost for valve and installation approx R500) and this...
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    Re: Help Needed with Municipal Account

    Hi Peter,
    eThekweni are not allowed to totally cut the water, they must allow 200L per day for consumption.
    Problem is if you so not have water insurance with them you pay the bill, no excuse.
    ...
  32. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Hi Petri,
    This is what we did on the BL-Kewer.
    First had it at the back and it did not work, moved the strip to the front but not all the way.
    Used 3 mm LED's, the 5 mm were to bright, found that...
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    Re: 12 volt for Caravan from Scratch.........???

    Hi Petri,
    See pic of what I have in my Bush Lapa Kewer.

    Basic we have 2 x 100 batteries, a 220V Victron IP65 15 Amp charger and Victron 100/15 Solar controller with 2 x 100Watt panels

    Have a...
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    Re: What do you use your Hella plug point for?

    Hella for LED ligts and a lead light, no other use.

    Grey BH for load e.g. Fridge, pump etc.
    Red BH for Alternator input
    Blue BH for solar to the van and power pack.
    Solar panels are mounted on...
  35. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Hi Petri,
    I would stick to 12V system, with the issues today in the 220V range and camping at places where no power is available.
    Would suggest using the Victron equipment with Bluetooth option, it...
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